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Sierra Leone votes in run-off between Maada Bio and Kamara

Voters in Sierra Leone choose their new president on Saturday in a run-off poll which pits a coup leader against the president’s hand-picked successor. The vote was delayed after an allegation of electoral fraud in the first round earlier this month. Former military coup leader Julius Maada Bio received the most votes in the first round. He now faces ruling ...

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf wins 2017 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership

The 2017 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership has been awarded to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation announced today [Monday] following a meeting of its independent Prize Committee. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who served two terms as President of Liberia from 2006 to 2017, is the fifth recipient of the Ibrahim Prize, which recognises ...

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Nana Addo commends peaceful handing over of power in Liberia 

President Nana Addo has commended the peaceful handing over of power and swearing in of Liberia’s President, George Oppong Weah. President Nana Addo indicated that Liberia’s newly elected President’s inauguration “is an extremely important development in Liberian history, and in West African history.” “For us, in West Africa, I think the democratic consolidation that so many of us are seeking ...

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Liberia’s Sirleaf expelled from her party

Liberia’s outgoing president has been expelled from her own party, for allegedly failing to support its candidate to succeed her. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is accused of encouraging people to vote against her vice-president, Joseph Boakai. Former footballer George Weah won the presidential elections in December, defeating Mr Boakai. Ms Sirleaf, who is a Nobel Peace Prize winner and Africa’s first elected ...

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No winner of presidential polls yet – Liberia’s EC

The National Election Commission (NEC) of Liberia, has stated that, contrary to claims on social media and some news portals suggesting a winner has been declared in Tuesday’s election, it has not started releasing provisional results of the elections as yet. The West African country went to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new president following Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s 12-year reign ...

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Liberia votes today: George Weah, 19 others vie for presidency

Liberians are set to go to the polls to choose a successor to Africa’s first elected female president and Nobel Peace laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Ex-football star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai are the main contenders in the race to succeed her. Liberia, founded by freed US slaves in the 19th Century, has not had a smooth transfer of ...

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf commends Mahama for peaceful elections

President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has commended former President John Dramani Mahama for  his contribution towards a peaceful electoral process in Ghana. According to her, the former President ensured a free, fair and transparent electoral process in the recent general elections. “On behalf of ECOWAS Heads of State and in my name, we extend our greatest salutation to his ...

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Guard your peace jealously – Johnson Sirleaf tells Ghanaians

Mrs Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the President of Liberia, has advised Ghanaians to guard the peace being enjoyed now because any violent incident could degenerate into a national catastrophe. President Sirleaf, who is also the Chair of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), said: “If there is violence during the elections and it spills over into the communities, there is ...

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Brazil 2014 fiasco: “Commission of Inquiry won’t be intimidated” – Chairman

 The Presidential Commission of Inquiry set up to investigate Ghana’s participation at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil says it is unfazed by attempts by anybody or any institution to frustrate its work. While not mentioning specific institutions and names, the chairman of the commission, Justice Senyo Dzamefe was emphatic about their independence. “This morning we received a letter from ...

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Mahama charges new appointees to protect Ghana’s interest

President John Mahama has tasked newly sworn in Ministers and Deputies to eschew corruption and work to improve the lives of Ghanaians. The President made the call when he sworn in 11 appointees to various ministerial and deputy ministerial positions. According to the President, Ghana’s current challenges require creativity and hard work thus he expects to foster good relations with ...

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